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Wilma Rudolph’s Olympic Gold Medal Runs Still Inspire 60 years later

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Destined to a life of immobility, a child who suffered from severe illnesses grew up to become the fastest woman in the world, a civil rights activist, educator and an inspiration to a world of admirers.

Now, 60 years after winning three gold medals at the 1960 Rome Olympics, we once again celebrate the woman who shattered barriers and overcame the impossible. That woman was Wilma Glodean Rudolph.

Wilma Rudolph Parade

Wilma Rudolph Parade

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Marsha Blackburn, Colleagues Urge Olympic Committee to Hold China Accountable, Ensure Human Rights Upheld at 2022 Beijing Olympics

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – As Beijing prepares to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, the international community remembers the human rights abuses that occurred during China’s 2008 tenure as host.

Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) are urging the International Olympic Committee to implement its Host City Contract requirements in time for the Beijing Games instead of the current timeline of 2024. The new guidelines, among other requirements, hold host cities to international human rights norms and standards.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Austin Peay State University senior Brinna Lavelle to represent Team USA at World University Games

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) biology student Brinna Lavelle won a bronze medal for Team USA at the America Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil last July.

This July, the senior Governor hopes to win another medal on a bigger stage, the World University Games in Naples, Italy. She thinks she’ll do well.

Austin Peay State University’s Brinna Lavelle will compete in judo July 6th-7th at the World University Games in Naples, Italy. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Brinna Lavelle will compete in judo July 6th-7th at the World University Games in Naples, Italy. (APSU)

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Former Austin Peay State University great Tatiana Ariza finding success on International Stage

 

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APSU Soccer - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Legendary Austin Peay State University soccer player Tatiana Ariza enjoyed an illustrious four-year career in Clarksville and is continuing that success on the biggest stages of women’s club soccer.

Ariza, a forward for the Govs from 2010-2013, was named first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference all four years in her career and was named OVC Freshman of the Year in 2010 and OVC Offensive Player of the Year in 2012.

Former Austin Peay Women's Soccer star Tatiana Ariza. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay Women’s Soccer star Tatiana Ariza. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University junior Brinna Lavelle to represent Team USA, university at international games

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – You need only a few minutes with Brinna Lavelle to know why she’s a world-class judo athlete representing Team USA and Austin Peay State University this month in Brazil.

Her attitude might be more powerful than her hip throws.

Austin Peay State University junior Brinna Lavelle will represent Team USA and the university later this month at the FISU America Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Austin Peay State University junior Brinna Lavelle will represent Team USA and the university later this month at the FISU America Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Clarksville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to hold Wilma Rudolph Scholarship Banquet, June 23rd

 

Clarksville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Clarksville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta SororityClarksville, TN – At 6:00pm on June 23rd, 2018, the Clarksville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host their 10th Annual Wilma “Skeeter Scholar” Rudolph Scholarship Banquet at Austin Peay State University, Morgan University Center Ballroom.

Our chapter will be celebrating the accomplishments and legacy of our hometown heroine, Soror Wilma Glodean “Skeeter” Rudolph. This record-breaking athlete overcame a physically debilitating childhood illness to go on to become the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympics.

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Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

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Customs House Museum to have Illustrator Frank Morrison Speak on “The Quickest Kid in Clarksville”

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center welcomes illustrator Frank Morrison on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 on its monthly Second Saturday Free Admission day. The museum is open to the public with free admission from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Attendees will have three opportunities to hear Atlanta artist and illustrator Frank Morrison promote appreciation of illustration as an art form, reading as an enjoyable learning experience, how children and adults benefit from viewing art, as well as talking about his road to becoming a professional artist. Morrison will present in the Turner Auditorium at 10:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm.

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Nashville Sounds name Garry Arthur Chief Operating Officer

 

Decorated Baseball Executive Tapped To Lead Sounds’ Front Office Staff

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds have named Garry Arthur as the club’s Chief Operating Officer, an announcement made by owner Frank Ward on Monday morning.

Arthur had previously served as a senior advisor to Sounds ownership dating back to MFP Baseball LLC’s acquisition of the club in 2009.

“I am very pleased to have Garry step into this role during a very exciting time for the Sounds franchise,” said Ward. “His vast knowledge of the industry and previous experience in opening a new minor league ballpark are very important as we celebrate the opening of First Tennessee Park and a new era of baseball in Nashville.”

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Woodlawn’s Ashleigh Edlin: Homegrown Hawkeye

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – Winners all say the same thing. “This is all I’ve ever wanted to do.”

Meet Ashleigh Edlin. The pride of Woodlawn, Tennessee.

Gymnast.

Iowa Hawkeye.

Ashleigh Edlin competes with the University of Iowa Women’s Gymnastics team. (Brian Ray/hawkeyesports.com)

Ashleigh Edlin competes with the University of Iowa Women’s Gymnastics team. (Brian Ray/hawkeyesports.com)

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Youth DreamChaser’s Olympics

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – May 31st, 2014 marked the conclusion of the 2013 – 2014 DreamChasers Program with a Youth Olympics competition between the 4 mentoring sites. This after school program is in its 2nd year and is a partnership between Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the LEAP Organization.

The purpose of this event was to unite youth enrolled in DreamChasers at the LEAP Plaza, Burt Cobb, Kleeman, and Crow Community Centers to participate in a competition that fostered team work and health/wellness while developing pride in their community. The games that the youth competed in were the Water Balloon Relay, Fitness Challenge, Basketball Shoot Out, Scooter Relay, and Rock Wall Climb Relay with the Crow Community Center under the leadership of Site Lead Jacqueline Irons winning 3 of the events to take home 1st Place.

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